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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

West Bow

At the foot of Victoria Street

West Bow and Victoria Street

West Bow was originally a steep winding road that led up the hill from the western end of the Grassmarket to the foot of Castle Hill.

This was the only approach to Edinburgh Castle from the south and access was  not easy, especially with loaded carts.

1830

   1830 map  -  Edinburgh Castle to Calton Hill

When George IV Bridge was built in the early 19th century, Victoria Street was also built offering an easier route to Edinburgh Castle.  All that now remains of Best Bow is a small curving section of the street at its southern end where it meets the Grassmarket.

New roads  -  1830s

   Edinburgh map, 1830 -  zoom-in to the area around Edinburgh Castle  -  with new roads shown and key added

 

Engravings

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Assembly Rooms in West Bow

Assembly Rooms

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Provost Stewart's Land in the West Bow

Provost Stewart's Land

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  West Bow

West Bow

 

Old Photographs

Stereo View by Archibald Burns  -  Head of West Bow, Edinburgh

Archibald Burns  -  Stereo View

Head of West Bow

Photograph in Edinburgh Calotype Club Album  -  Volume 2, Page 29  -  Head of West Bow

Edinburgh Calotype Club Album

Head of West Bow

 

1980s or 1990s

    Ches Jules Austin van parked at West Bow, at the foot of Victoria Street

Chez Jules van

 

Painting

Painting 'Silent Street' by Matylda Konecka  -  West Bow and Victoria Street from East End of Grassmarket

'Silent Street'
Matylda Konecka

West Bow and Victoria Street from Grassmarket

 

Recent Photos

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, 2009

2009

Jazz & Blues Festival Procession

 

2009

Jazz & Blues Festival Procession

 

The Foot of West Bow

A short stretch of the original West Bow

 leading from Victoria Street to the east end of Grassmarket

October 2003

    Shops in West Bow  -  Photographed October 2003

West Bow Shops

December 2003

  West Bow, The Grassmarket and George Heriot's School (floodlit at top of picture)

West Bow and
Heriots School

   Looking down on the West Bow with shops on the south side of the Grassmarket and George Heriot's School in the background

West Bow - 1

   Image created from a photograph looking down on West Bow from Victoria Terrace

West Bow - 2

December 2005

The foot of West Bow and West Bow Well  -  view from the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow

Looking from the

Foot of West Bow

Looking to the west down the Cowgate from the foot of West Bow in the Grassmarket

West Bow and Cowgate

  West Bow Well at the foot of West Bow  -  with West Bow, leading into Victoria Street in the background

West Bow Well

A sign on a small door on the western side of West Bow Well

A small door  in West Bow Well

2007

Foot of West Bow from the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow
from the Grassmarket

Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the East End of the Grassmarket

Victoria Street and West Bow
from the east end of the Grassmarket

 West Bow at the East End of the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow
from the Grassmarket

Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the East End of the Grassmarket

Victoria Street and  West Bow
from the east end of the Grassmarket

   Foot of West Bow from the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow
from the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow from the Grassmarket

Foot of West Bow
from the Grassmarket

Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the east end of the Grassmarket  -  December 2007

Victoria Street and  West Bow
from the east end of the Grassmarket

 

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Links to Other Pages

EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks